The Vivo X90 lineup again consists of three smartphones – the Vivo X90 Pro+, the regular X90 Pro and then the toned-down X90. This article will be reviewing Vivo X90 Pro; regarded as the first smartphone powered by the new Dimensity 9200 chipset, with its 1-inch camera sensor. It was announced on November 22, 2022. Then released in December 06,2022.
Vivo X90 Pro features
Vivo X90 Pro features a larger camera housing with a perfectly round shape. The back panel is covered with a black vegan leather, which remains the only colour option for now(as at time of writing). Underneath the screen, Vivo X90 Pro hides MediaTek’s flagship SoC – the Dimensity 9200 with modern CPU cores. It also boasts of an 11-core GPU, and there is more than enough RAM and storage. Users also get a massive heatsink, one of the largest put in a phone which offers great performance.
As for the charging capabilities of this new Vivo X90 Pro, it is quite impressive; it boasts of a 120W fast wired charging (50% in 8 mins per official specs) and 50W fast wired charging.
The X series has always had great cameras and the Vivo X90 Pro is no exception.
This device has a 50MP primary camera with 1″ sensor, a 50MP 2x telephoto, and a 12MP ultrawide camera with autofocus capabilities. The whole imaging system depends on the latest version of Vivo’s X2 image processing chip, and Zeiss lenses.
In the Vivo X series, there are shuffled features; the display is one of these features. The latest version in the X series, which is the vivo X90 Pro uses a 6.78-inch AMOLED with a 1260p resolution, 10-bit color depth, 120Hz refresh rate, and HDR10+ certification. This is in comparison with the X80 Pro which had a 1440p display, while the X70 Pro relied on a smaller 1080p OLED.
The vivo X90 Pro is based on Android 13 with Funtouch 13 UI, the Chinese version on the other hand runs on Origin OS 3.
In the box
The vivo X90 Pro comes in a large black box, Inside it is the X90 Pro, accompanied by a large 120W charger and a 6A-rated USB-C-to-C cable.
It also contains a transparent silicone case, while the phone itself comes with a thin protective film that was applied at the end of the manufacturing process. The panel here supports a 120Hz refresh rate and high-frequency 2,160Hz PWM dimming, beneficial for people who are sensitive to PWM pulsations on AMOLED screens.
The display is protected by slightly curved glass. As for the screen specs; it’s 6.78-inch in diagonal and offers a 2,800 x 1,260 pixels resolution and 453 ppi density. it supports 10-bit color depth which means the screen can show over a billion colors.
Vivo boasts of 1,300 nits peak brightness. The sunlight boost is also available, and it does not matter if you are using Auto Brightness or not. if Auto Brightness is not on, it just lowers the contrast instead of raising the brightness beyond 520 nits.
A brief Vivo X90 Pro review
One favourite feature users will enjoy in this device is the fast charging, all thanks to the 120-watt charger included in the box. Users can charge their phone fully in half an hour. A bundled fast charger, not just a bundled fast charger, but one that is impressively efficient when revitalizing a dead battery.
The Vivo X90 Pro embodies hallmark features of a high-end flagship in 2023; with its 6.78-inch AMOLED display, triple cameras headlined by two 50-megapixel cameras, large battery and a 120-watt charging. It also has an IP64 rating for water and dust-resistance; it is protected fully from dust, but can only stand sprays of water. We are not yet assured it will survive a full immersion in water, so it is best to avoid using it in the rain, pool, or a water-concentrated area.
Let’s talk about Vivo’s camera partnership with Zeiss, a 176-year-old company considered a pioneer in optical photography. The three cameras on the X90 Pro: 50-megapixel main camera, 50-megapixel portrait camera and 12-megapixel wide-angle lens all have the Zeiss optics, and the Zeiss T* lens coating .Photos from this phone look respectable.
However selfie on this device is still behind the curve, it uses a Quad-Bayer sensor and does not offer up to 4K video capturing at the time of writing. Zoom options are limited to 2x, which is one aspect they need to do better, to avoid being kicked off by the competition..
The Vivo X90 Pro has a 4,780-mAh battery, a bundled 120-watt charger or a 50-watt wireless charger (sold separately) facilitates its fast charge. According to Vivo’s claims, the X90 Pro can hit a full charge in 29 minutes. There are two charging modes; the fast charging and balanced mode which is the default setting ideal for everyday charging. Fast mode refills the phone’s battery to 50% in 8 minutes and 10 seconds. You can reserve the feature for critical situations like when you need to charge up a dead phone as soon as possible.
The Dimensity 9200 used in this device offers more efficient power consumption and faster processing. Backed up by 12GB RAM and 256GB of storage to ensure that the X90 Pro ran smoothly and seamlessly . The price for Vivo X90 Pro is at $ 829.00 after its release in December 2022.
Pros and Cons of Vivo X90 Pro
- It boasts of an Excellent design, grippy, IP68-rated.
- You will enjoy great AMOLED, high-res, bright, color-accurate, HDR10+.
- It boasts of a good battery life.
- Incredibly fast charge, with fast mode to help you charge faster if you are in a hurry.
- Known to use the second-best chipset on the market.
- Class-leading photos and video quality, with great portraits.
- Very good and reliable stereo speakers.
- The tele camera has a reach that’s too short especially at 2x zoom.
- Selfie camera not so great.
- Gets hot under heavy graphics loads.
We hope this Vivo X90 Pro review helps you know about this latest Vivo release.
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